Glock: The World's Greatest Handguns?

February 7, 2018 Topic: Security Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: GlockGunsHandgunsSig SauerBarettaNRAArmy

Glock: The World's Greatest Handguns?

There is a clear case to be made. 

Gaston Glock credits his success in handgun design to his lack of knowledge about handguns. That gave him no preconceived notions about what a handgun should be, and allowed him to focus on just a handful of requirements: ease of use, simplicity and reliability. Glock didn’t try to invent a pistol that would take over the world, just win a contract for the Austrian army. The rest of the world simply decided it wanted what he was selling. Somewhere in there is a lesson for defense contractors everywhere.

Kyle Mizokami is a defense and national-security writer based in San Francisco who has appeared in the  DiplomatForeign Policy War is Boring  and the  Daily Beast . In 2009, he cofounded the defense and security blog  Japan Security Watch . You can follow him on Twitter:  @KyleMizokami.

This first appeared earlier in 2017.